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CSPAN
Oct 15, 2011 6:30pm EDT
technology reporter. she joins us this week. guest: the hearing was focused on the, like his said, the security of cloud computing, and the federal government moving its system towards the cloud. at that hearing you described administration officials touting the benefits of the cloud as glass half full people. and then there was a gao official who was a little bit more skeptical of cloud computing and its security. and you described him as the glass half empty person. so the hearing is done and you have heard what folks have to say. so are you a glass half empty guy or a glass half full by when it comes to security? guest: you may recall at the hearing i ask, which glass to have to pick up? i have to pick up both glasses. the reason for that is that we should not shy away from or somehow be afraid of cloud computing. it is a part of the advanced development of the computer world, as explained to me by people that are far more technically advanced than i am. at the same time, some would say, look, this gives us a greater opportunity to share our data. well, if you got a cloud that conta
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2011 12:00am EDT
. not only would you both learn something, but you have a better chance of winning. and >> you can use your parents, other students, teachers, and c- span as resources on the way. this process is both fun and extremely rewarding with a little bit of effort, anyone can do this. >> the british parliament is in recess so that members can attend their party conferences. next, remarks from porter's prime minister david cameron at the party's conservative conference. he has led the party since 2005. he talked about the eurozone financial crisis and vowed that as long as he is prime minister, britain will never join the euro. he criticized the opposition labor party's economic policies and outlined his plans for education and immigration reform. he also said he supported legalizing gay marriage. his comments are about 50 minutes. >> i am proud of my team, i am proud of our members, and i am proud of you. you have made this week the success it has been for our party and our country. people have clear instructions for this government. lead us out of this economic mess. do it in a way that is fa
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
issue of lightsquared. now joining us is representative paul broun. he is chairman of the science- space technology subcommittee. you recently held a hearing around lightsquared. what was that hearing about and what did you learn? guest: we have been trying to get information from lightsquared, because the information we have been able to ascertain thus far is that this ground-based broadband network that lightsquared wants to put in place is being fast track through the fcc. and this administration is pushing the fcc to approve ishtsquared's spectrum which adjacent to the gps spectrum. everything that we hear from all lightsquared is that this spectrum, if it is ground-based, is going to interfere with everybody's gps in their cars and interfere with the highly that the gpeseses science and the military community uses. so the high precision gps is probably going to be interviewed byk b-- interfered with lightsquared going ahead. the spectrum was designed for low intensity. it was designed to be a signal broadcast from satellites. but lightsquared is trying to push it through, and
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
suggested -- you use the word special envoy -- but is this in the making? what is the prospect of that? >> be of taken it under indictment very seriously. -- we have taken it under advisement very seriously based on the recommendation of your committee. >> the fact that we know that there is an expense of mobile phones and fm radio, will you be using that technology to try to get word out to ask for defection from the lra fighters? >> that is correct, sir. there are cell towers and the use of cellphones and right now they are using other radio waves. many communities are calling in on a regular basis to say where the lra is. so we need better coordination. >> thank you. >> mr. duncan of south carolina is recognized. >> thank you madam chairman. back in the spring of march or april, the deputy assistant security advisor was talking about a libyan involvement. he said this. "we are enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals which is protecting the libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone. that involves kinetic military action on the front
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
dislike about congress? give us a call, send us an e- mail or tweet, or post on our facebook page. 14% of the public approves of the job that congress is doing according to the latest poll, lower than the other elections when the majority partner -- party is on the verge of losing power in the house. they asked several questions about the approval rating of congress, with little hope of what that deficit reduction committee could do. when they passed how likely that republicans and democrats will agree on a deficit reduction plan, 20% say it is likely, a 24% say that it is unlikely. -- 74% say that it is unlikely. they also ask if they could not agree, that is, the super committee, do you support or oppose major cuts from military and domestic programs? 57% oppose that idea, 36% supported. on president john -- on president obama's approval rating, it slipped from 47% before the debt ceiling debate, to 42% now with 54% disapproving, a record low 35% approve of his handling of the economy. this is a change from september when they were evenly split at 42% each. some republicans say
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
freedoms that the rest of us do. in response to the question earlier today from the congressman, we have quite an extensive bram to try to ensure that information can reach the iranian people, that they have the technology with access to that information. there are other things we can do to be helpful in supporting the aspirations of the iranian people. we would be glad to give you more detail. >> thank you. >> i have nothing to add. >> then i will turn to syria. there has been ongoing violence. secretary rice led an effort to vigorously. my question is, what is ever strategy moving forward? there has been progress made building international consensus. the question is, what are our next steps and what specifically do we need to do to work with china and russia to address their concerns? >> we have not stop to that effort. indeed, secretary cohen said earlier today, today the european union -- the commercial bank of iran and i meant to say the commercial bank of syria. they designated the commercial bank, which is an important step. stopping petroleum between oil and gas between eur
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
want to reach out electronically and send us an e- mail, journal@c-span.org. will take calls on this topic momentarily. "wall street journal," this morning, an editorial called killing awlaki. down lower, the editors right. write -- to your calls this morning on this topic. on a republican line, you are up first from queens, new york. i wanted to mention caller: that in 2006, a young senator from illinois gave a major speech on the senate. woody said in those remarks, i think, was a strong defense of habeas corpus. we need to give people a trial before we take justice. they can from the current president barack obama. that speech can be read in reviewed by the young people in college and high school. he made the point that whoever the terrorist is, the greater terrorists, the more we want to catch the person, put them on trial for the respect of the law and the right if human beings as our country was founded. if we find that he tried to hurt any of us, then we would execute that justice, but first we want to try people. that is all that we're saying. let us make sure that justi
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2011 2:00pm EDT
issue up to read this is a precision received your it gets you down for the use in agriculture, surveying and construction. the type of receiver you're talking about are not that kind of precision receiver. >> all right. >> under our proposal which puts us othe bottom end of our band under the minimm performance standards which are adopted internationally, we should be fine under the faa reviewing that. but all the testing of the faa received as was done by both the federal government and by industry shows that the aviation receivers perform much better than the mimum performance standards. so we are not talking about under our current level of proposals requiring any change out and let me repeat that because it's important. any change out of aviation receivers. if it was going to take eight to ten years to go through the certification process in order to do that that wouldn't be a commercially feasible business plan so what we have proposed is a use of spectrum that does not require any change at of the aviation procedures. and the problem i have in the teimony. the part that
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
-737-0002. if you wish to send us an e- mail, journal@c-span.org. our twitter address is twitter.com/c-spanwj. it is also our question of the day on facebook. if you have not seen it yet, here it is. >> mark bloc here. since january, i have had the privilege of being the chief of staff of herman cain. tomorrow, we are one day closer to the white house. i really believe that herman cain will foot the united back in the united states of america. if i did not believe that, i would not be here. america has never seen a candidate like herman cain. we need you to get involved. together, we can do this. we can take this country back. america, one voice, united we stand ♪ host: this is the blog from "the washington post." host: "the guardian," newspaper this morning has this -- "the worst ad in history of politics. " if you go to the state -- the pages of "the weekly standard, closed but they have a link to the ad. host: that is just some of the reaction this morning as far as web blogs. if you want to give us a call, the numbers will be on the screen. herman cain supporters, 202-737- 0001.
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
and others, we need to build a manufacturing plant here. if that brings us johnson economics panchen which pays for schools and teachers what they're worth, allows our nation to fund those things from our research and development standpoint, that is what i didn't get -- as governor. we took our economy to #one. he created a flat tax and our state. the business that came in in the entrepreneurial activity that followed on to that was such that we were able to triple the rainy day fund, pay teachers what they were worth. >> while we do about the financial community? what about head fund managers? energy hedge fund managers? >> you have to find that balance. i appreciate that. thank you. i present that. -- i appreciate that. >> that sounds great. thank you very, very much. thank you so, so much ra. >> we will see you. good to see you. take care. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney held a town hall meeting and huffington -- and hopkinton, new hampshire. new hampshire host the nation's first president to primary. -- presidential primary. >> i was told you have a government th
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
. because it's not in the neighborhoods that i grew up in or any of us grew up in. ladies and gentlemen, the consequences of these losses are real and they're now. but the interesting thing is why i say this is simple, this is very, very simple. there's a solution. we can do something about it right now. it's not rocket science. right now. what's being proposed, and my colleagues are pushing is to put 400,000 educators on the job right away. to put 18,000 cops back on the street. and to put 7,000 firefighters back in fire houses. >> my dad used to say everything is about priority. here are the choices. not even a very hard choice. these guys came up with a solution. if you add one half of 1% surtax on the -- it doesn't affect those who make $999,999. it doesn't affect anyone who makes $999,999.00, it only affects that one dollar. that's the only thing the rate goes up on. so let me put this in perspective. if you make $1.1 million when god willing this passes you will pay next year $500 more in taxes. you got that? now the average income for the group of people we're talking about is $3 mill
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
and thank you r this meeting. it was ronald reagan who reminded us just how fragile this thing called freedom is. he said freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. we cannot pass it on in the bloodstream. it must be fought for. or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our grandchildren what the united states of america used to be like. i am not going to have that conversation with my grandkids. i do not think you are going to have that conversation with your grandkids, to talk about what the united states of america used to be like. and this is a battle, a fight for freedom. it is a fight for freedom. this nation has protected that precious thing called freedom since its inception for 235 yfears -- years because of america's strength, the strength of the declaration of independence as perceived by the founding by others, the strength of the constitution of the united states america. it simply needs to be enforced, not written. that is what the american people e looking for, strength in terms of our free-market system. america's st
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2011 5:50pm EDT
. this is about 35 minutes. >> i would like to say thank-you to chairman genachowski for allowing us to put on this event. we are very excited to be talking about these topics and how they can help us to put forward. i have had the pleasure of knowing him for several years and have been very excited about the initiatives he has been pushing. we also have warren brown, the owner and founder of the washington d.c. area business with seven locations throughout the metro area. they are great example of how can work together to spur new growth for local businesses by leveraging technology in driving people from the on-line world into the on-line world. once again, thank you to those who are watching from a web cast votes on tv and streaming. i would like to speak for just a moment about living social and the roots of what it has. the company has been around for over four years at this point. we started as a small business, and we have been able to grow to nearly four thousand employees worldwide, of which about 2000 are in the u.s.. we have over 40 million members and we are live in 589 mark
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
7th grade student from texas. her life was saved when two trained teachers used c.p.r. and an automatic external defibrillator to kick-start her heart. someone in kylie's situation would only have 3% chance of survival. these stories underscore how important c.p.r. is to save lives. i am presenting legislation to help c.p.r. training. not only will it carry into adulthood so not only may they save the life of a classmate, a family, friend or complete stranger. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to support the teaching children to save lives act. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the elevation of the st.s peter and paul church in chattanooga, tennessee, to the status of minor basilica on october 22. this church sits in my hometown and it is where i attend services. st. peter and paul parish was founded in 1852 when father brown became the first p
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
government have you've given us?" "a republic, madam, if you can keep it." all of our founders, adams, madison, they all worried about this. can we keep it together? the only thing i would say is that surely on the other side of on quote, end i end optimism. there is a person in this audience that has said to me with in this past month from this state that we're going down. what evidence do you have that it is not true. buck up. i would say they are paying close attention. every great leading nations eventually have gone down. in every one of them, i am quite certain people were at the in denial or did not see a coming or said it cannot happen h ere. if we fall prey to that, we may suffer the consequences sooner than we need to. i think it is premature. we should never surrender to the fatalism about these things. this is based on faith. i admitted. it has been well said that democracy always was a leap of faithl . there is time to deal with the daunting arithmetic. it will not be easy. there is time to restore a growth rate that gives us a chance to put people back to work, rebuild t
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
to be doing that, given your view that it is up to us to keep them in check? >> my view is that we have a similar responsibility of pushing back the taliban and standing up the afghan military. they have to take responsibility themselves to earn tand to keep their independence from the taliban. we will not stay there protecting their independence forever. the generals closest to the theater had indicated that we can pull back our surrogate troops in december 2012. the president move that up to september 2012 which i think it's a mistake in politics and put our troops into greater danger. it should be pushed back to december 2012. the rest of our troops, rigid come out through to thousand 14. at that point they believed that the afghan military is ready to assume responsibility. to look at that with 100% confidence? no, there will continue to be risks with taliban forces in afghanistan, but at some point, the afghans must take that battle themselves, and our commanders believe that at that point they will be sufficiently prepared to shoulder the burden. and i have hopes and confiden
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2011 12:00pm EDT
here. >> it it brings us jobs and economic expansion, which pays for schools, teachers for their work, allows our nation to be able to publish things, that is what i did as governor. and our economy was ok but not number-one. the business that came in and on top nor -- entrepreneurial activity was such that we were able to -- >> what you do about the financial community and how they are taxed? >> there is so is appropriate regulation. you have to find a balance. thank you. [general room noise] >> former gov. huntsman at wrapping up in new hampshire. the first day on the five day to wour of the state. is also inaughlbachmann new hampshire. also, rick santorum is campaigning in new hampshire. a reminder that this afternoon we will return live to new hampshire. former massachusetts governor, it romney, will hold a town hall meeting in new hampshire. judd gregg has said he will endorse romney for president today. he will be with the canada and his wife in appearances throughout the state. live coverage will get under way at 5:30 eastern 3 here on c- span. the major republican candida
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
leads us to the broader question -- what are the priorities for announcing -- advancing our priorities in afghan and -- afghanistan and pakistan? what additional pressure are we bringing to bear to offset the i iranian influence on afghanistan? the most important long-term aspect of the american relationship with the afghanistan today is through strategic partnership declarations under negotiation with kabul. the previous administration extensively engaged the congress in a bipartisan manner. we are disappointed that a similar level of outreach, engagement, and transparency on this critical issue has been absent on the current afghanistan negotiation. i am capitalizing on your appearance today, madam secretary, to secure information on the agreement being negotiated. what are our primary components of this negotiation? do you anticipate a total withdrawal like we are about to do in iraq, or will we remain until we train and have a modest counter-terrorism presence? how will it address weaknesses in the political system, such as too much power concentrated in the presidency a
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
six republicans who voted against giving president george w. bush authority to use military force in iraq. he says the resolution was unconstitutional because it transferred the right to transport -- to declare war from congress to the executive branch. he has remained a consistent critic of war in foreign lands. in 2010, and barney frank, voted to trim the deficit. he takes a dim view of foreign aid generally opposes u.s. support for the international monetary fund and world trade organization and generally favors the u.s. withdrawal from the united nations. some have said our speakers libertarian beliefs make him an erratic ally of other gop members. he says marriage is the union of one man and one woman. he says everyone is an individual and should be treated equally. he backed repealed in 2010 of the stature oratory ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military. he opposes abortion. our guest also ran for president in 2008 but he decided this time around to put all his energy in the 2012 race, vowing that he would not -- not seek a 12th term in congress for it arisen from p
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
project on u.s. prohibition. later, stephen tankel of american university joins us to discuss pakistan and global terrorism. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: house and senate members are back in washington this week with a vote to keep the government running for six weeks scheduled in the house today. yesterday the senate moves forward on a bill to punish china for keeping the value of the currency lower. and on capitol hill, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will appear before the joint economic committee at 10:00 a.m. to discuss operation twist, the next efforts to boost the economy. live coverage on c-span 3 this morning. president obama will travel to texas to stump for his jobs bill, pledging monday to personally lobby congressional leaders to pass legislation. we will begin with campaign 2012 this morning and get your perspective on a presidential bid from new jersey gov. chris christie. he has not said if he is in or out but we want to hear from all of you this morning. we also hav
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
i've worekked good jobs. i'm from a town next to allentown which used to produce a lot of steel for the country. ♪ >> i think this is my fourth week. it was after the pepper spray incident that happened. i was listening to it during the media blackout. i decided to come right away, check it out, and i have a lot of the same thought success like a lot of these people, "what they want? what they doing?" then i kind of pulled back the curtain and looked at what's going on in the meetings that were really well-organized. there's a process that is going on and it is not just about this from the inside out, but that is an important part of it. i had a moment where i was like, well, i can either stand outside and judges, or i can just come in. that is what i decided to do and what i have been doing. >> thank you so much. thank you. ♪ >> you can view this video again in the seas and video library on a c-span.org. ben bernanke may touch on this when he speaks from the federal reserve bank of boston in a few minutes along with comments on the most recent recession. we will have that live
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2011 10:00am EDT
us at the negotiating table. throughout this time, this oslo time, there was another process that was unfolding on a parallel planes. that process was the deepening and expanding relationship between the united states and israel. the strategic alliance that did not exist before 1967. after that war, american policymakers spoke up and said there is a power in the middle east with which the united states should be aligned. israel proved to be a crucial asset for the united states during the cold war and for the fight against islamic extremism. people are most interested in what is happening in the u.s. on the peace process. i got into this job and found out everything i learned over 30 years is nothing compared to what i have learned as ambassador. it includes cooperation in the fields of technology sharing, missile development, other weapons, mutual training, commercial ties between the united states and israel. israel is america's 20th largest country in the world. america does more business with israel than it does with russia or argentina. one out of every six pills you take in
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
quick. my comment, where other facets of the government have failed us, troops and intelligence agencies stand out with an exemplary conduct and professionalism. i am in awe of our troops in the world. sharia law, u.s. mosques, what does -- what is the danger? china, are they friend or foe? they are our trading partners right now, but in the end the technology that they have is what they have stolen from other countries. host: let's break this up. thom shanker, sharia law in the mosques, in the u.s.? guest: we need to address this point. islam is one of the world's great religions. violent religious extremism is a perversion of the proper teachings. islamic law, by itself, does not preach violence or extremism. we are blessed to live in a country where we tolerate the religions of all. guest: china, as a possible threat down the road, we talk about cyber-attacks. it is always hard to tell, exactly, what part of a chinese government or backed company could be behind these types of attacks. clearly, the chinese military is on the rise in southeast asia. it is under close watch by
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
for rob left. -- and throughout life. many of us are reluctant to talk about the risks in playing sports because we know what a positive role they play in our community. and the other hand, the last thing we could do is not talk about this problem of concussions, dear, and the rest of it. america has to have this conversation. there will be many hearings on it, i know. in fact, more of our children should be playing sports, not fewer. to many are spending time in front of the computer, television screen, instead of the sports field peritonitis set every day by people involved in health care. -- field. that is set every day by the people involved in health-care. they say you need an hour of activity to stay healthy. only 17%, 1/3 of our children are overweight or obese which makes it more likely they will suffer from chronic health issues that will plague them the rest of their lives as indeed we talk about today could do to some. the risks are very real. we have heard about the national football league players who are struggling with serious mental and physical problems because th
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
about how to introduce her and i would use her whole testimony to introduce her. that is what she is going to do, give her testimony. she is a mother of five and a foster mother of 23. you may think that is all you need to know, but there are sold many other things. give a warm welcome to michelleial candidate bachmann. [applause] >> good morning news. god bless everyone who is here this morning. it is wonderful to see a church fall. this is the day the lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it. my name is michelle bachmann and i come here today as one who has been saved by the grace of jesus christ. that is why i'm here, to testify of who he is and of his love for me and what he has done for me as well. i loved the drive we took to get here today. we woke up in des moines, iowa and we got in the car and came out here. i was born in waterloo, iowa. i grew up in waterloo and in cedar falls. our family goes back actually seven generations in iowa. we go back to the 1850's. our family were early norwegian pioneers. have you ever heard of iwegians? when i was growing up, my
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 5:54pm EDT
make the judgment for us about whether banks were viable or not to benefit from this program. that took them some time, more than the estimated, more than we hoped. legislatee months to the bill. we did not get the first approval back for application to recommendations of approvals until really early june. the timeframe between when we started to get approval from regulators was actually very short. i would have loved to accelerate the process, but we are not in a position to design a program or we can make judgments about how to look at applications from hundreds of small community banks. we have to rely on the supervisors. why did we not tell them why they were eligible? we have legal protections on the sharing of confidential and permission for lots of good reasons, to protect the system as a whole. we were not in the position as the treasury to tell banks why and it has taken us four weeks to work out a system whereby we could let them now and that is happening right now as we speak. we finally approved a way consistent with the law and protecting the system to let them underst
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
countries that could potentially use nuclear weapons. with regard to reducing our nuclear arina, i think that is in the area or i do not think we ought to do that unilaterally. you ought to do that on the basis of negotiations with the russians and others to make sure we're all walking the same path. >> certainly. i agree with this comment him the army has spent $2.7 billion trying to build and and balances platform. it is a program that is now five years behind schedule. it is over budget. it fails to meet the needs of our soldiers. an article of. earlier detailing some of these failures. it explained the program was unable to perform the simplest tasks. is this system -- we have put $3 billion into the system. the gentleman's time has expired. >> i think you on their responsibilities. i look forward to many more sessions with you. as you know, the president's budget todaythey cut a total of 1.6 $5 billion out of the ground-based missile defense system. the only defense system currently in place, are you committed to the adequate resources and of the ground- based missile defense system
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
this week to inspire those who have hesitated from joining us in the work you have been trying to do to make sure that an action like this cannot be carried out an even more horrific things cannot be carried out. i hope you are doing absolutely everything you can do and we will do everything we can do to push the international community in the direction that it needs to move. >> thank you for the meeting yesterday. i appreciate the response is on the work you're doing. if you look at america's previous responses to things like this, they were willing to do something here in our country that likely would have created a war. that has been our response to these kind of things in the past. it is very evident that the iranian government was willing to conduct an act of terrorism on our soil knowing the history of the way americans have responded to that. they were willing to provoke a war which is, i think, what this most recent incident points out to us. you give us some great statistics yesterday. i appreciate your hard work and what you have been able to accomplish as far as the effect
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
of those of us who oppose nafta, capta -- cafta and other damaging trade agreements over the last decade. free trade agreements play a significant role in exacerbating the negative effects of globalization including the rapid privatization of vital public resources. they've resulted in the loss of domestic jobs and manufacturing industries and in significant decreases to labor and environmental standards. in addition, free trade agreements result in significant job loss and privatization of labor intensive industries for countries we enter into the trade agreements with. unionizing in countries like mexico and colombia has resulted in death or imprisonment of union leaders. every state in this country has been affected negatively by our destructive trade policies. the economic policy institute estimates that nearly 700,000 u.s. jobs have been displaced since the passage of nafta in the 1990's. the majority of the jobs displaced, 60% were in the manufacturing sector. my home state of ohio is one of the top 10 states with the most jobs displaced by nafta, having lost 34,900 jobs. ou
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
guantanamo bay. a terrorist attempt to blow up an airplane on christmas day, some politicians used the occasion to criticize the attorney general after the suspect was arrested and made all kinds of claims, none of which came clotrue. people are asking why he was given miranda rights. if someone is going to confess, they will confess given the miranda rights or not. it is more difficult to make them stop talking. we got a lot of useful intelligence from the suspect. people complain about him going to federal court. he showed -- we showed that our courts work, they are open. he pled guilty and faces a potential life sentence. prosecution can feel happy that they followed the way they did and not listen to the monday quarterbacks. he now faces a potential life sentence. that means more than 400 terrorism cases prosecuted by the department of justice since september 11, 2001. the president and the national security team have done a tremendous job of taking the fight to our enemies. earlier this year the president ordered a successful strike against osama bin laden. he stayed focused o
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2011 1:00am EDT
oversight. just three weeks ago, we had the undersecretary before us, talking about where dod is moving into 2017. i was delighted as i listen to the radio and heard your reference and trying to expedite the process getting to that clean audit. two words of caution. one, it is so import we get their cousin allows better management of resources. but that it be true systemic changes, not a heroic effort to get a clean audit. the referenced the neck to controls, internal controls is where it is at. the second is that over 12 years we spent over a billion dollars and did not get a result from the billion dollars of taxpayer funds. we learn from that not to repeat that. but your leadership on financial management on the civilian side and general dempsey on the uniform side will be key. this is making sure that we have the resources to provide the training, equipment are men and women need and we do right by them and their families. a final one, beyond the scope of the hearing, but just a concern i have regarding our efforts in afghanistan. that is when the president announced the surge, whic
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Oct 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
action on jobs. and i agree. so i'll call on the president today. mr. president, help us with the united states senate to pass these bipartisan, commonsense measures that will get our economy moving once again. >> good morning. as the speaker said, the president has been traveling around the country saying we can't wait. and we believe that as well and we're not waiting. we are saying, these are the items that we feel we can work together on with this president and unify the country towards helping an economy grow again. and that's what today's passage of this bill is about on 3% withholding measure. it's about jobs. i know at home in my richmond area district some of my counties are telling me this withholding measure if it were to go into effect, over the last two years would cost at least $15 million. again, this will be money taken out of the private sector, out of the hands of small business men and women and putting it into the coffers of the federal government. that's exactly what we don't need right now. i also heard from the virginia commonwealth university system which s
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Oct 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
tactics employed by president clinton. to get your taught -- thoughts, if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. to give you some context about the president's' initiative this week, let's show you a bit of tape first. first up, we're going to show you -- this is president obama and here's a bit about the message that he is sending and the message theapts to send particularly as he faces congress. >> on monday we announce a new policy to help families whose home values have fallen to refinance their mortgages and to save up to thousands of dollars a year. all these steps aren't going to take the place of the needed action that congress has to get going on. they're still going to have to pass this jobs bill. they have to create jobs, they've got to grow the economy. but these executive actions we're taking can make a difference. and i've told my administration that we are going to look every single day to figure out what can we do without congress? steps that can save you money and make government more efficient and responsive and help heal this
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Sep 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
lasting impact on us as well. >> we will have time to delve into some of the elections later on. of the five bids he made, are any particularly significant? >> the 1912 bid is the high mark of socialism where he got 6% of the votes. a different election was 1920 where he was imprisoned in the atlanta penitentiary and got 1 million votes while running from prison. >> in our 90 minute program, "the contenders," we look at people who made an attempt at the white house and failed. but they had an effect on political and american history. we are live tonight from the eugene debs home in terre haute. it is on the campus of indiana state university. he lived here in this house. he and his wife kate, who lived here for years after he died. we will show you more of the house as we continue here. the top floor of the house has an interesting mural. the mural depicts the years of his public life. throughout our program we will be showing you aspects of the artwork to help illustrate eugene debs' story. let me introduce you to our second guest. she is joining us from what was his bedroom, now i
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Oct 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
go to the house of representatives. host: caller: . use will be in order the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., october 26, 2011. i hereby appoint the honorable chip kravaac to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner. speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 5, 2011, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall the event continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. this is a special moment for american agriculture as well as an opportunity to address the major challenges america faces, our long-term government spen
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Oct 23, 2011 10:30am EDT
is following will lead us like france to the end of the road. i say that this course will lead us to economic disintegration and dictatorship. i say that we must substitute for the philosophy of spending, the philosophy of production. you cannot buy freedom. you must make freedom. [applause] >> from elwood, indiana, in august of 1940 to the west -- rush county's historical society here in rushville, indiana. this is one of the postage stamps from 1992 -- a 75 cent stamp celebrating the centennial of wendell willkie's birth. amity shlaes is with the george washington institute in dallas, texas. james madison, you have been a professor of history at indiana university. let me begin with that speech he gave in elwood, indiana. it lays the groundwork for why he was challenging franklin delano roosevelt. >> he ran against roosevelt and against the new deal and against the tide of policies and politics represented by the new deal. we will have a good opportunity to talk about those in detail. it was a fairly standard political speech, but not a fairly standard political rally. as david sai
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Oct 10, 2011 5:00pm EDT
>> there is a small industy that has been using as a fabric, hemp is in some varieties marijuana. there's concern that this should be an undercover way of bringing illegal products into production. there have been fights in the farm organizations whether they should support industrial hmep. hemp has been used in making rope and other commercial products. there is no problem because adam merkel is such a big sack -- since agriculture is such a big sector, aside from the fact that he cannot grow illegal varieties of it. there is an opening for this product. host: our guest is chuck abbot. the programs fall into four main areas. guest: marketing orders which limit the types and sizes and even color of commodities that can be taken into market. host: crop insurance, commodity programs, conservation programs. which are deemed to be on the chopping block? are some of these programs deemed to be more he central? guest: the 2012 farm -- at the moment, and this has been true since the start of the year, the direct payment is most on the chopping block and has been mentioned explicitly by people, m
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Oct 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
-737-0002. you can also send us an e-mail. journal@c-span.org. or you can send us a tweet. twitter.com/c-spanwj. maxwell, your reaction to his comments? caller: should we really be surprised? they hid bin laden until the united states found him. should we really be surprised about what he had to say? i do understand the united states of america. we send all of this money to these other countries when we have people sleeping on the steps of the capital. they always stabbed us in the back. i do not understand. host: thank you for the call. norman, massachusetts. good morning. caller: it seems to me that hamid karzai has no choice in the matter. the u.s. is carrying on this terrible war against the afghanistan people. if people are asking the u.s. to ask this pashtun genocide. he has no choice. he has to stand against the murder programs that the u.s. is carrying out in pakistan. host: thank you for the call. from our twitter page, hamid karzai saying -- host: twitter.com/c-spanwj is our handle. you can also send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. we are getting your reaction
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Oct 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> john paul stevens on his new memoir. tonight. >> if he think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart, you are crazy. every banana republic in the world has a bill of rights. the bill of rights of the former evil empire, it was much better than ours. it was much better. we guarantee freedom of speech and of the press, a big deal. that is wonderful stuff. just words on paper. >> tuesday, they testified before the senate judiciary committee on a wide-ranging series of questions, including the role of judges under the constitution. watch the rest of the discussion, at the c-span a video library. >> remarks from gov. rick perry and herman cain. later, speeches from speaker of the house john boehner and house majority leader eric cantor. this portion is a one hour and 20 minutes. >> i am proud to be joined by my best friend, someone who has done to -- done more to enrich my life than any other person, an individual who will be a fabulous first lady for the united states of america. [applause] it is good to be with all of you. i want to thank tony perkins for the invitation to speak a
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Oct 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
and me, for our workers in the senate, and now. the would work harder for us than bill and grace. as someone told me once when now is running for reelection, he said, what would jim to for you in delaware? he said, mr. chairman, some places you hurt and some places you helped. he said, well, i will come and campaign for order against you. which ever will help you most. deadbeat is doing an amazing job, by the way. [applause] it will not surprise you that i have loved her for a long time, ever since she thought i was good enough to be president in those days. she has been to not only 23 states, she has raised money, awareness, volunteers, and has raised our prospects in every one of those states. thank you for helping us, debbie wasserman schultz. the fact of the matter is, i do not need to remind you of the catastrophe we inherited, that america inherited, after the eight years of the last the administration. when barack obama and i were sworn in on that bitterly cold day in january, we looked at it bitterly 1 million people standing on the national mall. you could sense their sense
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Oct 1, 2011 1:30am EDT
. thank you. those were not the closest to us, maybe he should have stepped it up a notch. it doesn't hurt to have friends with access to drones. [laughter] i have been asked by many people would advise i it was given general dempsey. what pearls of wisdom i would leave to them. a big part of this job is discretion. i have always taken that responsibility very seriously, always considered a low profile was bass, some of like my hero, george marshall. i said as much to david letterman on his show and it is all my facebook page if you want to see it. next to be fair the posion is often misunderstood, and i was at a dinner party a couple of years ago when a woman asked me what i did in the military. not wishing to make a whole thing of it, i told her i work in the pentagon, and she kept pressing for details before i admitted that i ended joint chiefs share. oh she said. i guess i thought with all of those metals and stars you were someone important, but i am, i stressed. i'm the president's top military adviser. her eyes got big. clearly, she was embarrassed. all my goodness, and general
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Oct 7, 2011 10:30pm EDT
reporter about why it happened and what it may mean for feature senate sessions. >> explain to us what these significancy of these procedural votes were last night in the senate. >> it is complicated. the bigger picture is that with a simple majority, it would allow people to get votes on these motions to suspend the rules even after you have already gotten 60 votes to go ahead and debate on a bill. this is a rarely used tactic that the republicans tried to use last night. it is a tactic that has not been successful since 1941. the republicans were pretty close actually to using this tactic to amend this china currency bill last night. you need 67 votes to suspend the rules for one of these amendments after closure and there was one amendment and one of the regulations that was potentially get 67 votes. harry reid did not want to allow that vote. he basically, when republicans insisted on having that but, reid and the democrats and nipped the ability to use this gambit ever again by saying that if any try to have any of these motions to suspend the rules after closure, it will be consi
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Oct 7, 2011 8:00pm EDT
the court's. >> why use? >> andrew jackson said that "he looks like god and talks like god." >> charles evans hughes -- the republican presidential nominee soon after the national convention. tonight, we looked at the life and legacy of charles evans hughes who was a two-term governor, secretary of state, and twice a supreme court justice. he was perhaps best known as one of the co-authors of the new deal. we're broadcasting live across from the capitol. he inaugurated this building when it first opened in 1935. let me introduce you to our guests this evening were joining us to talk about the life and legacy of charles evans hughes. my first guest is an historian, and bernadette higher -- bernadette tyler is a professor at cornell law school. i want you to set the stage for us. 1916, woodrow wilson wants to be reelected. frame what was going on in the country and the presidential campaign. >> president wilson said it would be a tragedy if his administration was defined by foriegn policy. it turned out to be just that. america starts his term focusing on the progressive era,
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Oct 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
at the leadership style. on the line with us is mark landler, who wrote the article for "the new york times." thank you for being with us. guest: good morning. glad to be here. host: give us the essence of what you explored in your piece. guest: i was exploring the way president obama has begin to set out a discernible foreign policy. as you said, it contrasts quite clearly with the bush administration and many presidents before him. it is one that emphasizes surgical strikes over massive troop deployment. it focuses on building a coalition and collective action. all of the elements of that were on display in the libya operation, where, as you know, the president acted only after building up support from nato allies and arab neighbors of libya, but actually by insisting that france and britain take a lead role in the air campaign with the u.s. providing front end logistical support and not actually providing the ongoing air power. this was a model that was really very different than what we saw in iraq and afghanistan. it raises all sorts of questions. i suppose the most obvious
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Oct 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
on this decision by the white house. if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the screen. if you want to send us an e- mail, make your thoughts on -- thoughts known by that. journal@cspan.org, and if you are familiar with twitter and can keep your comments to 140 characters are less, twitter .com, @cspanwj. the long term health programs scrapped. it says -- joining us to talk about this program and a bit of an expulsion, macon mccarthy who talks about the subjects -- made egan mccarthy from the " national journal." guest: it was a lesser-known piece of the health-care law. it was a voluntary program that would cover people for long-term care. it was something that medicare does not pick up. advocates consider it an important piece of the law. host: who would be eligible for this type of program and what kind of benefit would they have received? guest: the way the law was written, it was very specific about who would qualify. one of the big issues was that if he made enough money to qualify for social security, only $1,200 a year, then you were able to qualify for this pro
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Oct 10, 2011 12:55am EDT
provided us with an absolutely spectacular autumn day in new hampshire. but i need to tell you that there are new storm clouds on the horizon and there is a political purpose storm brewing right now. at the center of the storm is president obama's ideology. as the one that almost tore apart our nation back in its early days in 1861, when we were still a young nation. at that time, the issue was a human rights issue, this time, it is economical. right now, our country is in deep trouble. we are being attacked by both foreign and domestic enemies. what we need to understand, we need a leader, right now, that has the ability to long term, and make the decisions that will allow future americans to enjoy life, the predicament and pursuit of happiness. we need a leader who embraces the u.s. constitution and recognize it as a one-of-a-kind sacred document. i maintain that we need a leader that knows how to create jobs, that has the track record, that helps run a small business and make a weekly table. we need a leader -- weekly payroll. we need a leader that recognizes the backbone of a st
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Oct 9, 2011 1:00am EDT
we don't have fuel, they allowed us to go to a recovery airfield. action took place on the ground. their army acted -- i was not in contact at all. the pilot, a message from the air traffic control costs from an army general. he instructed me to come back and land. i went back. half way, he said we have just enough fuel. when we landed, we only had eight minutes of fuel. when i landed, i was in charge of pakistan. >> how many of us have had bad flights and not had it worked out this well? let's move forward to 2004. there is a global poll taken. the president is the most popular relent -- president in the world. the relationships were strong. you were publicly supportive of president bush and the united states and the world -- the war of terror. polls in pakistan today show that the united states is used as the no. 1 external threat to the country. policy makers had very acute concerns about the way pakistan is going. if it is a good ally. the best thing we could understand after a few minutes of talking to you is, what went wrong? when you were president, did you already see the
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Oct 1, 2011 4:05pm EDT
have different perspectives. many of us believe we have different interests. it is also quite clear that neither russia nor the united states quite controls the situation. we have a number of countries in the region who dare to have their own interests and act on the basis of what they believe are their interests. those in moscow and washington are not just acting. there also reacting. they're not just creating situations. they are managing situations. it is difficult. it is controversial. so is likely to become more do after this weekend's events in moscow. i am talking about president putin deciding he will be coming back to power. those of us who have watched the remarkable united russian congress and those of us who were back in moscow during the days of communism felt it was all very well orchestrated. it looked quite impressive. during the, the minister -- during the communist party congresses, they would at least proceed with a vote and elect their candidates. this time, i have to give them credit, they were quite efficient and did not want to waste any time. prime minister p
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Oct 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
, you can contact us electronically as well be a email -- here is rick perry yesterday at the western republican leadership conference. >> scrapping of the 3 million words of the current tax code -- starting over with something simpler, a flat tax. i want to make the tax code so simple that even timothy geithner can file his taxes -- taxes on time. host: from "the financial times" this morning -- that is from "the financial times" this morning. ian "the wall street journal" on this issue of the flat tax -- mr. perry hinted the direction he would take when he criticized mr. cain's idea -- that is an "the wall street journal." 202 is the area code -- john is an independent in lancaster, pennsylvania. caller: it has not worked. nobody has really come up with a good idea. steve forbes drive this many years ago and it did not work. herman cain's thing is ridiculous and perry i think is grabbing at straws. we need tax reform. what the republicans are doing is trying to get taxes so low that social services will be curtailed, everything will be privatized, so they can just go hand-in-hand wi
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